How to Make Last-Minute Lace Valentine Cards

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Since you can make these lace cards two at a time, consider giving one to a friend and one to a nursing home or other charity in need.
Gather your supplies. The more widths and colors of lace you have, the more fun youll have playing with different combinations.
Fold the cardstock square in half. On the front of the fold, draw a line of glue approximately the width of the piece of lace you are laying down.
Since you can make these lace cards two at a time, consider giving one to a friend and one to a nursing home or other charity in need.

Since you can make these lace cards two at a time, consider giving one to a friend and one to a nursing home or other charity in need.

Photo: Linda Permann

Last month when I was in Texas, I had a chance to look through my grandmother's very large stash of sewing supplies. I came upon a huge bag of lace and lacy seam tape. As far as I know, my grandmother made all of her clothing, right down to her underwear! So most of this lace must have been for lingerie and underthings, none of which I make (although this might be the universe speaking to me to try it!). I wanted to find a way to use some of the lace for Valentine's Day cards, so I came up with these (which I sent off to the Etsy Share Your Love Project). I sent one to my grandma, too!

The way I assembled these cards makes it easy to make two 4-inch x 4-inch cards with the same lace pattern at the same time, which should speed up your process if you have lots of sweethearts. Of course, you can make the cards any size you want and add all sorts of trims and doodads. To make two 6-inch x 6-inch cards at a time, you can use a 12-inch x 12-inch sheet of cardstock. If you are mailing these, remember that square envelopes require extra postage (the small ones, however, will fit in a standard card envelope).

You'll need:

  • 8-inch x 8-inch sheets of cardstock
  • Glue stick (I used Craft Bond by Elmer's)
  • 9-inch lengths of lace
  • Scissors
  • Ruler


Gather your supplies. The more widths and colors of lace you have, the more fun you'll have playing with different combinations.

Note: This project works best with really thin, synthetic laces with lots of mesh. Save your vintage hand-crocheted lace for another use, or use a heavier glue.


Fold the cardstock square in half. On the front of the fold, draw a line of glue approximately the width of the piece of lace you are laying down.


Press the lace into the glue. Your fingers will get sticky, so just go with it. Lift up the short ends of the lace and spread some extra glue to make sure it sticks to the card really well. Repeat with as many strips of lace as you like.


Cut the edges of the lace with scissors. Measure along the length of the card to find the center, and cut the card in half-this will give you two 4-inch x 4-inch cards.


Repeat as many times as necessary. Since you can make these two at a time, consider giving one to a friend and one to a nursing home or other charity in need.

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Comments (14)

greenmary writes: most popular design.
Posted: 3:10 am on September 10th
KathiGillis writes: I like this
Posted: 12:34 am on September 3rd
MagoonTanya writes: Great works! And this one in particular...I love it!

Posted: 6:28 am on August 25th
Mariewhite writes: Your all submission are favourite
Posted: 11:41 am on August 16th
JessePinkman writes: amazing work mate
Posted: 9:38 am on August 7th
bradlewilliams writes: awesome UI! Congrats
Posted: 10:59 am on August 2nd
machirano writes: I will try to make something similar :)
Posted: 12:23 pm on August 1st
GloriaPhillip writes: Extremely well

Posted: 2:46 am on June 25th
VivekJone writes: Best of the Best
Posted: 1:58 am on June 25th
ThomasJameson writes: Nice! The environment needs more personalities like you @Linda! Keep up the good work and never stop being so creative! Upcycle everything you can!
Posted: 2:24 am on June 14th
thestephan writes: Awesome work!!
Posted: 3:18 am on April 18th
ElizabethMeekins95 writes: Nice but I would do something on the edges so it doesn't look like a "last minute" card. Think of folding the lace and sticking another layer of paper on the inside?
Posted: 2:19 am on April 15th
lovelyellis writes: Good use of waste lases
Posted: 4:34 am on March 4th
JesusMendoza writes: It's really creative:)
Posted: 1:25 am on March 4th
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